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plenty of misery this season, but a group of miners is praising the bad weather. as jim axelrod reports, all that snow has meant big business for them. >> reporter: while there's been no shortage of reasons to curse the weather the last few months, 1,800 feet below ground in cleveland, ohio, a small group of 100 workers or so at the cargill salt mine have been praising it. >> this has been a great winter. you can't top this one. >> reporter: you may be one of the few people in america who has loved this weather. >> there ain't too many out there. >> reporter: men like david diaz a mechanic at the mine and maintenance supervisor p.j. king. >> it's a good thing, you know. we always say, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. >> reporter: with demand for road salt spiking in the states and two canadian provinces they supply, the cleveland mine is running three shift as day, seven days a week, to keep the salt sprerds filled. blasting, load, hauling, dumping, and processing 16,000 tons of salt a day. and it all comes through here. >> pretty much a steady stream like that around the clock. >
if tens of thousands of servicemembers joined the civilian work force. >> reporter: jim reed retired from the u.s. army as a lieutenant colonel in 2011. after 27 years and nine combat deployments, he went looking for a job as a civilian. did you think at the time when i become a civilian, i'm going to have a skill set that i can use? >> oh, absolutely. i'm a nurse anext that tift, so easily transferable skill, something hospitals use every day throughout the country. >> you still had a rough time. >> i did, i did. >> reporter: reed has worked at three hospitals in three years and been laid off twice. >> it was very difficult to deal with and it kind of made me question, you know, myself a little bit. first time in a long time i had to do that. >> reporter: the unemployment rate for post 9/11 veterans 7.9%, higher than the average of civilians at 7%. the pentagon proposal budget cuts could force roughly 90,000 servicemen and women to seek civilian jobs. >> similar resumes, similar skill set. >> in a bad economy. >> in a bad economy. >> yes, sir. >> what is going to be the rude awakening fo
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